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I'm doing English Lit, History and Geography plus the EPQ, however I'm not taking philosophy A level but really want to do it at University. Will I be at a disadvantage for not taking it compared to students have studied it and have an A in it?
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I'm doing English Lit, History and Geography plus the EPQ, however I'm not taking philosophy A level but really want to do it at University. Will I be at a disadvantage for not taking it compared to students have studied it and have an A in it?
No, you don't. But some universities like Birmingham say it's desirable but not essential.
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I'm doing English Lit, History and Geography plus the EPQ, however I'm not taking philosophy A level but really want to do it at University. Will I be at a disadvantage for not taking it compared to students have studied it and have an A in it?
Hi, I am currently studying philosophy A level, and thinking about taking it as a degree. No, you do not need to have an A level in philosophy, and it should not disadvantage you if you do not take it. (Although, I really recommend it, as it is quite a fun, intriguing subject). The only requirements they usually look for is if you have a good passing grade in a written subject (which you obviously have), and there is often a requirement that you have a B in GCSE Mathematics. (I still have no idea why, but some universities do ask for it).

Hope this helps.
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Not at all, a lot of colleges don't offer pure philosophy anyway (the only board it's on is AQA and I believe last year only around 2000 people completed the A2 level; which is a very small proportion compared to other exams).

As long as you have a strong interest and good essay based subjects you should be coooll.
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